Cable (US) conversions

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What is cable (US)?

The cable length (US customary or US Navy) is a nautical unit of length equal to 219.456 meters (1 cable length (US) = 219.456 m). It is also equal to approximately 0.219456 kilometers (km), or 0.118496 nautical miles (nmi), or 720 feet (ft), or 0.1363636 miles (mi) or 240 yards (yd).

The cable length unit is named after the length of a ship's anchor cable in the age of sail lasting from the 16th to the mid-19th century.

The cable definition varies depending on the system of units used as follows:

Plural:

cables (US)